About Us

Our Mission

For 50 years, Carroll has never wavered from our singular mission:

Carroll School empowers children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, to become academically skilled students who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners prepared to enter other academic settings.

How we approach this incredible task changes constantly. At the heart of every decision we make is the 442 students that come to Carroll. We strive to give each of them exactly what they need to become confident, happy, lifelong learners. They are what drives our choices for how we design curriculum, how we train our teachers, how we strengthen the brain, how we hire employees, what we fundraise for, and so much more.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

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Utilizes both proven instructional methods and innovative approaches founded in emerging scientific research.

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Meets individual student needs in small, supportive classroom environments.

Student Skills Enhanced by Technology & STEM

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Teaches students skills that enable them to become responsible active learners who understand that their success is a direct result of their effective effort.

Teacher Teaching Students with Dyslexia

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Contributes to the understanding of language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, by offering professional development for Carroll School faculty and educators worldwide, and collaborating with other professionals in the field.

Cognitive Brain Activities for Kids with Dyslexia

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Conducts innovative research projects, and actively creates and distributes new instructional approaches.

Carroll School Serves Ethnically & Culturally Diverse Student Population

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Serves a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse population, and believes that multiple points of view enrich the school’s community.

Dyslexic Art Class

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Celebrates the unique gifts and perspectives of individuals with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.


Our Belief Statements

The following statements were written and voted upon by the 2019 Carroll School faculty and staff during our opening meetings in August. “We Believe” statements are designed as an accompaniment to the Mission Statement, and they are rewritten by faculty and staff every 3-4 years.

 

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Orton-Gillingham Tutoring for Dyslexic Children

We Believe...

...that our Orton-Gillingham approach and understanding of neuroplasticity drive our diagnostic, prescriptive, multisensory, and student-centered teaching.  We give each child what they most need by building on students’ strengths while addressing learning differences. 

Learn about our Structured Language Approach

We Believe...

...Carroll School is a highly-skilled community of compassionate adults working in concert to guide our students. Combining data and empathy enables us to give each child what they most need while holding each child to challenging expectations. Our goal is to create confident lifelong learners, strong self-advocates, and empathetic global citizens. 

Learn about our Pedagogy (The Science of Teaching)

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Whole Child Approach to Education

We Believe...

...that social-emotional well-being is essential for both academic and personal growth. We actively create an inclusive community where students feel safe, valued, and connected by acknowledging and celebrating difference. Fostering this sense of belonging enables our students to continuously discover who they are as individuals, within the Carroll community, and beyond. 

Learn about our Whole Child Approach

Carroll School Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We Believe...

...that academic excellence is directly tied to a deep understanding and purposeful engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. The intersectionality of our identities reflects a variety of cultures, races, ethnicities, family structures, gender expressions, socio-economic backgrounds, and learning differences. We value and lean into the challenging, ongoing nature of DEI work in order to create an empathetic community that is safe and reflective of the rich and robust diversity of the 21st Century world. 

Learn about our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Data-Informed Instruction at Carroll School

We Believe...

...that the use of data is a crucial factor that helps tell the story of the whole child and inform their educational path. While at Carroll, the longitudinal profile evolves for each child in partnership with parents, teachers, and students. These data alone are just one chapter of a student’s journey that helps to make student growth visible.

Learn about Data-Informed Instruction at Carroll